Water News Archives

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Annual Report 2017 12/18/17
EPA to conduct field work at Colonial Creosote site in Washington Parish, La.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started to conduct work for the remedial investigation of the Colonial Creosote site in Washington Parish, Louisiana. The activities will be conducted in phases, with the first phase involving the collection of soil, sediment, ground water and surface water samples to support the remedial investigation.

LDEQ Raises Awareness to Protect Drinking Water

Over the next few months, members of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's Drinking Water Protection Team will be visiting local businesses to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the source of drinking water in St. Tammany Parish.

Is Your Home or Commercial Sewage Treatment System Working Properly?

Tips to Maintaining Home Sewage Treatment Systems

LDEQ and Denka sign AOC designed to reduce chloroprene emissions at LaPlace facility

On Jan. 6, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and Denka Performance Elastomer signed a formal document that outlines the company’s voluntary commitment to reduce emissions of the chemical chloroprene. Under the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC), emissions reductions devices will be installed on a set schedule, culminating with the installation of the Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) by the end of the 4th quarter of 2017.

Water Quality Survey 01/01/17
DEQ offers statewide workshops on nonpoint source pollution

Are you familiar with nonpoint source pollution? Do you know what it is, how it affects you and what you can do about it? If not, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is sponsoring four free training sessions on nonpoint source pollution for communities, businesses and interested parties.

DEQ reminds residents, businesses to make preparations in Morganza Spillway area

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is reminding residents and businesses located in and around the Morganza Spillway area to make preparations in advance of the potential river flooding in the region.